ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve roads that will boost trade along a key transport corridor linking Asia to Europe. The second tranche of the investment program will upgrade a 75-kilometer, two-lane section of a highway running from Pungan to Namangan to four lanes. It will also provide additional financing to help complete work on 58 km of road approved under Tranche 1 of the program.
|Project Name||Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
The components for financing under the Loan 2965-UZB are:
(i) Road development. The output will be about 75 km of the reconstructed section of A373/4R112 highway (between Km 0 and Km 75) from Pungan to Namangan. The investment will upgrade the existing two-lane section to a four-lane section with an international design. The cost includes civil works and construction supervision consulting services.
(ii) Additional financing for Tranche 1. The output will be completion of civil works for the 58 km road improvement approved under Tranche 1.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The second investment program will finance the reconstruction of selected sections of CAREC Corridor 2 A380 and A373/4R112. This reconstruction will improve connectivity and road safety, and boost domestic and international trade. The second investment program fits with Strategy 2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and is aligned with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The investment program is in line with the proposed Uzbekistan Transport Sector Strategy (2006-2020) and road map, as well as the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Action Plan. The investment program is included in ADB's 2012-2016 Country Partnership Strategy for Uzbekistan.|
|Impact||Improved road connectivity, safety, and effective management for the Uzbekistan sections of CAREC Corridor 2 Road|
|Description of Outcome||Increased travel efficiency on the reconstructed A373/4R112 highway sections|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The loan has been extended from 30 June 2016 to 30 June 2019 to allow additional time for the ongoing project activities to complete.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Selected section of A373/4R112 highway reconstructed by the Road Fund
Remaining sections of Project 1 on A373 completed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
(1) Selected section of A373/4R112 highway reconstructed by the Road Fund
- The project management and construction supervision consultancy contract was awarded on 12 June 2015.
- The updated land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) was approved by ADB and disclosed on ADB website on 9 April 2014. The LARP Internal Monitoring Report was submitted and posted on ADB website on 15 December 2015. The Semi-annual Resettlement Monitoring Report was posted on ADB website on 20 December 2016.
- The procurement of civil works has been delayed due to changes in the detailed design caused by external factors such as construction of the new railway line and power plant adjacent to the road. Rebidding of the civil works contract has been carried out and contract award has been pending. The government is considering financing the reconstruction of the road section from government funds instead of ADB loan.
(2) Remaining sections of Project 1 on A373 completed
- The civil works contract was approximately 48% complete prior to its termination in December 2015. Arbitration is currently ongoing.
- A new civil works contract to complete the remaining works was awarded on 11 August 2016. Civil works implementation is ongoing. Based on the value of the civil works completed, the progress is approximately at 31% in December 2016.
|Geographical Location||Namangan Province|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||Project 2 does not have any major environmental impacts. An initial environmental examination has been prepared in accordance with the updated environment assessment and review framework for the investment program.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Project 2 traverses through four districts namely Turakurgon, Chust, Pop, and Namangan. A total of 230.5 ha land is estimated to be acquired with 320 affected households. The land acquisition is also likely to affect crop farms, orchards and trees. Consultations with stakeholders have been carried out (last consultation was done in August 2013) and will be continued during project implementation. A draft land acquisition and resettlement plan (LARP) has been prepared and disclosed to all stakeholders. The LARP has been further revised and disclosed after the finalization of detailed design.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Project 2 is likely to have no adverse impact on indigenous peoples.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Discussions have been held with affected persons, khokimyat authorities and key stakeholders through public consultations with villagers, Mahalla committees, and various groups.|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations will be continued with khokimyat authorities and key stakeholders. Public consultations with villagers, Mahalla committees, women's committee representatives and groups, and other interested parties will be carried out.|
|Consulting Services||All consulting services to be financed under the project 2 will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||All procurement of works and goods will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ning, Jiangbo|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, CWRD|
Republican Road Fund
Ministry of Finance 29 Istiklol Street
Tashkent, 100017,Republic of Uzbekistan
|MRM||22 Nov 2012|
|Approval||10 Dec 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Dec 2012||16 Apr 2013||15 Aug 2013||30 Jun 2016||30 Jun 2019||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||265.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||220.00||10 Dec 2012||35.32||0.00||16%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||10 Dec 2012||0.79||0.00||0%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 2: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Apr 2017|
|CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2015)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Oct 2016|
|Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program: Facility Administration Manual||Facility Administration Manual||Nov 2015|
|CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program II - Tranche 2 : Audited Project Financial Statements (15 August 2013-31 December 2014)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Aug 2015|
|Вторая инвестиционная программа мультитраншевого финансирования ЦАРЭС Коридор 2 : Информация о проекте||Translated PDS||May 2013|
|Loan Agreement for Second CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Project 2||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Apr 2013|
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